Just got back from 2 weeks in Lovidis and loved every minute of it!!! The pool is fantastic (especially at 4am swimming under the shooting stars, unless you lose your key in the pool cos you put it down your pants, John!!), the bar, hosted by Katarina and family, is wonderful (genius idea re beer glasses in the freezer) and the appartments in general are superb.
The walk down to Lourdas beach is indeed a good 15 minutes down (not so good in flip flops), but there's a bus back up for only 1 euro, so is all good.
Olympic tours (Karen the rep) are fine tour ops, but we wouldn't advise booking onto their excursions - too much time spent on jam packed ferries, coaches etc along with all the other excursions on the day - much better to explore Kef via moped (we did, is quite safe if you take it easy) or car.
Must see: Drog caves, messalini lake, Church of Saint Geriasimo, Mundas beach
Must eat at: Diamonds (on left, on way down to beach - loads of handpainted signs outside), Spiros & Klimates (on beach front).
Overall, most fantastic holiday, will DEF be going back next year!! Hello to: 3 day old puppies, Frank the kitten, Jules, Livvy & Christiano, John & Piglet, Simon & Paul, Mum & Dad (aka Geoff & Sue - you in court yet?), Hobbes & Zack (good luck in Brasil) and the Barrie family (been in any Red Lion pubs yet?)
Jen and Frankie (reigning quiz champions)